Jerrie Ann (Kaufman) Kruse, 74, died on Friday (July 22, 2011) in Wichita.
She was born on Jan. 17, 1937, in Moundridge, the daughter of Dan and Matilda Goering Kaufman.
Jerrie was an elementary school teacher and homemaker. She attended Grace Bible Institute in Omaha and was a graduate of Tabor College of Hillsboro. She was a member of the Strassburg Baptist Church in rural Marion.
She is survived by her husband, Dwight; two sons, Jason and wife Ruby of Marion, and Alan of Marion; a daughter, Pam Garcia and husband Michael of Newton; brothers, Milo Kaufman of Potwin, Dalmer Kaufman of Durham, Leonard and Wilmer, both of South Dakota, and Jerald of Florida; sisters, Arene Entz of Peabody and Reitha Klaassen of Syracuse, Ind.; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred and Leona.
Visitation with family will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion.
The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Strassburg Baptist Church with Pastor Don Mashburn officiating. Interment will be at the Strassburg Cemetery.
A memorial has been established with the Strassburg Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.